About professional training
The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.
Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter now offers Foundations of Dementia Care training-
As part of our efforts to improve the quality of dementia care, the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter is offering national training — Foundations of Dementia Care — to local facilities and professionals.
More than half of residents in long-term care are living with some form of dementia. Caring for them requires specialized skills. The Association’s training helps long-term care staff better understand dementia and how to relate to an individual resident’s needs, abilities and wishes. Studies show that “person-centered” dementia care creates a higher quality of care and brings greater satisfaction to residents and their families.
The cost is $1,295 and includes 5 modules and 12 sessions. Four of these modules outline effective dementia care, while 1 focuses on being an effective leader. Course Learning Objectives/Timeframes
For information on receiving Foundations of Dementia Care Training contact Nick Zullo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801.265.1944.
Web-based training programs
CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach
This affordable, Web-based program has six one-hour training modules that are geared primarily to direct care workers, particularly nursing assistants. Each module uses text and streaming video to illustrate how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. Topics include:
- Clara Jones and her Care Team
- Introduction to Dementia
- Understanding Behavior as Communication
- Making a Connection with the Resident
- Eating Well
- Recognizing Pain
This program provides guidance for those who supervise others involved in the care of people with dementia: nurses, unit coordinators, administrators, activity directors or others in leadership positions. After this training you will be able to:
- Identify and implement methods to facilitate teamwork.
- Select and use improved communication and supervisory practices.
- Identify techniques and deliver meaningful feedback to members of your team.
- Recognize and create an environment that motivates staff.